Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Sioux City, IA, 15445-15447 [2021-05854]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / Proposed Rules Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: (877) 432–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (781) 238–7759. Issued on March 12, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–05591 Filed 3–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0176; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–8] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Sioux City, IA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Sioux City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021– 0176/Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–8 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Mar 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15445 docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2021–0176/Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–8.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by: Amending the Class D airspace at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA, E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 15446 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / Proposed Rules by adding an extension 1 mile each side of the 001° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.4 miles north of the airport; updating the name (previously Sioux Gateway/ Col. Bud Day Field) and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; removing the cities associated with the airports to comply with changes to FAA Order 7400.2M, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters; and updating the outdated term ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; Amending the Class E surface airspace at Sioux Gateway Airport/ Brigadier General Bud Day Field by adding an extension 1 mile each side of the 001° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.4 miles north of the airport; updating the name (previously Sioux Gateway/ Col. Bud Day Field) and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; removing the cities associated with the airports to comply with changes to FAA Order 7400.2M; and updating the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sioux Gateway Airport/ Brigadier General Bud Day Field by removing the Sioux City VORTAC and associated extension from the airspace legal description; amending the extension northwest of the airport to within 3.9 miles (reduced from 4 miles) either side of the 316° (previously 001°) bearing from the Sioux Gateway/Brig. General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13–LOC (previously Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field) extending from the 6.8mile radius of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 14.4 miles northwest of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field; adding an extension 3.9-miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7.1 miles northwest of the airport; removing the city associated with the airport to comply with changes to FAA Order 7400.2M; and updating the name (previously Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field) and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Sioux City VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR MON Program. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Mar 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ACE IA D Sioux City, IA [Amended] Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA (Lat. 42°24′09″ N, long. 96°23′05″ W) Martin Field, NE (Lat. 42°27′15″ N, long. 96°28′21″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,600 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field excluding that airspace within a 1-mile radius of Martin Field, and within 1 mile either side of the 001° bearing from the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 4.4 miles north of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace. * * * * * ACE IA E2 Sioux City, IA [Amended] Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA (Lat. 42°24′09″ N, long. 96°23′05″ W) Martin Field, NE (Lat. 42°27′15″ N, long. 96°28′21″ W) That airspace within a 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, excluding that airspace within a 1-mile radius of Martin Field, and within 1 mile either side of the 001° bearing from the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/ Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 4.4 miles north of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ACE IA E5 Sioux City, IA [Amended] Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA (Lat. 42°24′09″ N, long. 96°23′05″ W) Sioux Gateway/Brig. General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13–LOC (Lat. 42°23′21″ N, long. 96°22′17″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / Proposed Rules radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, and within 3.9 miles each side of the 316° bearing from Sioux Gateway/Brig. General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13–LOC extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 14.4 miles northwest of the Sioux Gateway Airport/ Brigadier General Bud Day Field, and within 3.9 miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7.1 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 17, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–05854 Filed 3–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Authority for This Rulemaking [Docket No. FAA–2021–0177; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–9] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Neosho, MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport, Neosho, MO. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Neosho VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021– 0177/Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–9 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Mar 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport, Neosho, MO, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15447 acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2021–0177/Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–9.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR 71 by amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.5mile (reduced from a 7-mile) radius of Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport, Neosho, MO; and removing the Neosho E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05854]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0176; Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-8]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Sioux City, IA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace 
at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Sioux City, 
IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace 
review caused by the decommissioning of the Sioux City VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum 
Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates 
of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone 
(202) 366-9826, or (800) 647-5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0176/Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-8 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the 
proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in 
the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except federal holidays.
    FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the 
Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email: 
[email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it would amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, 
and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Sioux 
City, IA, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2021-0176/
Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-8.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic 
Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective 
September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by:
    Amending the Class D airspace at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier 
General Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA,

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by adding an extension 1 mile each side of the 001[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.4 miles north of 
the airport; updating the name (previously Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day 
Field) and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database; removing the cities associated with the 
airports to comply with changes to FAA Order 7400.2M, Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters; and updating the outdated term ``Airport/
Facility Directory'' to ``Chart Supplement'';
    Amending the Class E surface airspace at Sioux Gateway Airport/
Brigadier General Bud Day Field by adding an extension 1 mile each side 
of the 001[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile 
radius to 4.4 miles north of the airport; updating the name (previously 
Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field) and geographic coordinates of the 
airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database; removing the 
cities associated with the airports to comply with changes to FAA Order 
7400.2M; and updating the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' 
to ``Chart Supplement'';
    And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day 
Field by removing the Sioux City VORTAC and associated extension from 
the airspace legal description; amending the extension northwest of the 
airport to within 3.9 miles (reduced from 4 miles) either side of the 
316[deg] (previously 001[deg]) bearing from the Sioux Gateway/Brig. 
General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13-LOC (previously Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. 
Bud Day Field) extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Sioux Gateway 
Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 14.4 miles northwest of the 
Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field; adding an 
extension 3.9-miles each side of the 316[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7.1 miles 
northwest of the airport; removing the city associated with the airport 
to comply with changes to FAA Order 7400.2M; and updating the name 
(previously Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field) and geographic 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.
    This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Sioux City VOR, which provided navigation 
information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the 
VOR MON Program.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 
21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designation listed 
in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and 
effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ACE IA D Sioux City, IA [Amended]

Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA
    (Lat. 42[deg]24'09'' N, long. 96[deg]23'05'' W)
Martin Field, NE
    (Lat. 42[deg]27'15'' N, long. 96[deg]28'21'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,600 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/
Brigadier General Bud Day Field excluding that airspace within a 1-
mile radius of Martin Field, and within 1 mile either side of the 
001[deg] bearing from the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General 
Bud Day Field extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway 
Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 4.4 miles north of the 
Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field. This Class D 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart 
Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace.

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ACE IA E2 Sioux City, IA [Amended]

Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA
    (Lat. 42[deg]24'09'' N, long. 96[deg]23'05'' W)
Martin Field, NE
    (Lat. 42[deg]27'15'' N, long. 96[deg]28'21'' W)

    That airspace within a 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/
Brigadier General Bud Day Field, excluding that airspace within a 1-
mile radius of Martin Field, and within 1 mile either side of the 
001[deg] bearing from the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General 
Bud Day Field extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Sioux Gateway 
Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field to 4.4 miles north of the 
Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field. This Class E 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart 
Supplement.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ACE IA E5 Sioux City, IA [Amended]

Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, IA
    (Lat. 42[deg]24'09'' N, long. 96[deg]23'05'' W)
Sioux Gateway/Brig. General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13-LOC
    (Lat. 42[deg]23'21'' N, long. 96[deg]22'17'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile

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radius of Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, and 
within 3.9 miles each side of the 316[deg] bearing from Sioux 
Gateway/Brig. General Bud Day FLD: RWY 13-LOC extending from the 
6.8-mile radius of the Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud 
Day Field to 14.4 miles northwest of the Sioux Gateway Airport/
Brigadier General Bud Day Field, and within 3.9 miles each side of 
the 316[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile 
radius of the airport to 7.1 miles northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 17, 2021.
Martin A. Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-05854 Filed 3-22-21; 8:45 am]
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